Shinedown have released a catchy new track, and announced a new coast-to-coast tour. The multi-platinum band — Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production), and Barry Kerch (drums) — have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock in recent years with a string of number one’s.
While the title track of their new album Planet Zero — Shinedown’s record-breaking 18th chart-topper — remains in the number one spot at Active Rock Radio for the fourth consecutive week, the band has released a new album track, “The Saints of Violence and Innuendo.”
The frenetic yet massively catchy track takes on the platforms and institutions that don’t value honesty and instead use half-truths, false narratives and innuendo to push agendas that are often not reflective of the people’s best interest.
The high-concept, viscerally charged album Planet Zero was produced by Bass (who also produced the band’s 2018 acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION,) and recorded at Bass’ newly built Big Animal Studio in South Carolina.
Shinedown also recently made their ATTENTION ATTENTION feature film available worldwide. A visual counterpart to their 2018 album, the film brings to life the album’s narrative about a mental health journey and the resolve of the human spirit, weaving together 14 songs into a provocative and thought-provoking cinematic story.
The film, directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa) is now available to rent and purchase worldwide on Vimeo and is available on iTunes in select territories. It is also available on digital and cable VOD in the U.S. and Canada, and on Blu-ray and DVD.
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Ahead of the April 22 release of their new album Planet Zero, Shinedown have announced the Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.
The Planet Zero World Tour kicks off in Bonner Springs, KS on September 3, beginning a run of 20 fall shows that will see the record-breaking band showcase their new music and fan favorites in their biggest stage show yet.
This leg of the Planet Zero World Tour also includes festival performances: Louder Than Life on September 23 in Louisville, KY and Aftershock on October 9 in Sacramento, CA.
Tickets are available at www.livenation.com.